This morning after much debate by Councillors with views on all sides, the Area Committee agreed to the below motion, which will see the Grangegorman initiative remain in situ and that works to finalise Neighbourhood Traffic Schemes for Cabra, Stoneybatter and Phibsborough are expedited.
That this Area Committee in endorsing the Report of the Filtered Permeability Traffic Trial at Grangegorman, and in light of the agreed motion at this Committee in September 2020 for a Phibsborough Traffic Management review, calls upon the Traffic and Transportation Department to expedite the proposed Neighbourhood Traffic Scheme process so that measures to:
• Reduce rat-running,
• Tackle illegal and unsafe parking,
• Reduce commuter parking,
• Cut vehicular speeds,
• Reduce traffic volumes,
• Enhance pedestrian and cycling opportunities.
are prepared by the Engineering & Transportation Department with a view to implementing across the Cabra, Phibsborough and Stoneybatter, following appropriate local consultation in each neighbourhood, like the initial works undertaken, to date, in East Wall. In advancing this work, further opportunity will be provided to the Council to further understand and address any consequences or impacts of the Grangegorman Trial, including:
• The traffic and environmental measures requested by Phibsborough Residents to offset the adverse impact of the closure.
• Signalling and other traffic measures required to reduce traffic delays on adjoining streets, particularly on the North Circular Road, Prussia Street and Aughrim Street;
• Traffic measures to deal with rat-running on to local adjoining streets
• Measures to ensure integration with the NTA/BusConnects plans for the Blanchardstown Bus Corridor and to provide details of all consultation with the agencies involved
• Public realm issues including a review of planters/street furniture/public lighting/road surfacing and road markings to ensure the highest standards are provided.
This Area Committee further resolves that the Engineering & Transportation Department undertake these works within the next 12 months, so that consultation, led by the Area Office and local Councillors can be facilitated across 2022.
Arbour Hill, Broadstone, Church Street, City Centre, Constitution Hill, Dublin City Council, Fine Gael, Grangegorman, Markets, Montpelier, North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Planning, Quays, Rathdown Road, Smithfield, Stoneybatter
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee